Boyfriend

Boyfriend (Korean: 보이프렌드) is a South Korean boy band under the management of Starship Entertainment. The group consists of six members: Kim Dong Hyun, Shim Hyun Seong, Lee Jeong Min, Jo Young Min, Jo Kwang Min and No Min Woo. They debuted on M.net’s M!Countdown on May 26, 2011 with their debut single “Boyfriend”, which was produced by Brave Brothers. Their fanbase was officially named “Best Friends” as of August 10, 2011.

History

Pre-debut

Jo Kwang Min and Young Min had auditioned for JYP Entertainment, where they trained with the company for two years. By their 100th day mark of being child actors, the boys had already appeared in over 300 commercials.- While in high school, Dong Hyun starred in Conduct Zero, a variety show where six rebellious high school students were made into exemplary students.[3] He was also in a Japanese group for a commercial.

No Min Woo was the first member of the group that was revealed. Released on March 22, 2011, he made a cameo in label mate K.Will’s music video “My Heart Beating”, along with established idol singers IU and MBLAQ’s Lee Joon. Two days later, Starship Entertainment revealed a photo of the identical twin brothers, Jo Young Min and Jo Kwang Min. It was also revealed that the two had previously served as K.Will’s back-up dancers in the variety program Quiz That Changes the World in January 2011. Before their debut, Boyfriend was featured on M! Pick, which revealed the course of their debut.[6] The group’s first music video teaser, “Let’s Get It Started”, was released on May 20, 2011.

2011–present: Debut

On May 27, 2011, Starship Entertainment released their debut single “Boyfriend”, along with the full music video. Later that day, the group had their debut on KBS’s Music Bank. In mid-July, in response to fans concerned that the group had limited its appeal, Boyfriend changed their choreography for their single “Boyfriend” when appearing on music shows after rehearing for two days.After ending their promotions for “Boyfriend”, the group followed-up with the song “You & I”, which received a more positive response from music critics.

On September 28, 2011, the music video teaser for Boyfriend’s second single, “Don’t Touch My Girl”, was released. One day prior to its release, the single was leaked onto the internet, which was quickly uploaded to online torrents and video-sharing website YouTube. Starship Entertainment believed that it may have leaked by an affiliate. On October 6, Boyfriend’s second single, “Don’t Touch My Girl”, was released and the accompanying music video featured a cameo by actress Lee Seyoung.In contrast to their initial cute concept, “Don’t Touch My Girl” showcased a more masculine, military-like concept. The single proved to be a success and it peaked at number three on the Gaon chart, higher than their previous single which only peaked at number seven.

On November 24, 2011, the music video for the special digital single, “Pink Romance” which was a collaboration between Boyfriend and their labelmates, K.Will and Sistar as part of Starship Planet.It has also been confirmed that Boyfriend will release a new winter single on December 8, 2011.

Members

Kim Dong Hyun (김동현), born February 12, 1989 (age 22), is the leader and a lead vocalist of the group. He attended Myongji University and plays the piano.

Name : Kim Dong Hyun (김동현)
Birthday : 1989.02.12
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 60 kg
Position : Leader, hyung of the group
and Sub vocal
Educational Background : MyeongJi University – Musical Science

Speciality: Knows Japanese
“I can’t see myself doing anything else. I want to become a singer with a huge influence on teenagers.” Donghyun, being the eldest in the trainee bunch has been a trainee at Starship Entertainment for around 6 years now.

Shim Hyun Seong (심현성) , born June 9, 1993 (age 18), is the main vocalist of the group. He attended Young Dong High School.

Name : Hyun Seong (현성)
Birthday : 1993.06.09
Star Sign : Gemini
Position : Sub vocal
Educational Background : Young Dong High School

Lee Jeong Min (이정민), born January 2, 1994 (age 17), is a lead vocalist of the group. He attended Seoul Music High School.

Name : Lee Jeong Min (이정민)
Birthday : 1994.01.02
Position : Main Vocal
Educational Background : Seoul Music High School

Jo Young Min (조영민), born April 24, 1995 (age 16), is a vocalist and the visual of the group. He is the older twin brother of Kwang Min. He attends the School of Performing Arts Seoul.

Name : Jo Young Min (조영민)
Birthday : 1995.04.24
Height : 180 cm
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus
Position : Sub Vocal
Educational Background : School of Performing Arts Seoul

Appearances:

1. The older brother from the twins
2. Appeared as student on MBC‘s Daily Sitcom “All My Love“
3. Appeared on Sistar‘s “Push – Push” MV

Jo Kwang Min (조광민), born April 24, 1995 (age 16), is a vocalist and the main rapper of the group. He is the younger twin brother of Young Min. He attends the School of Performing Arts Seoul.

Name : Jo Kwang Min (조광민)
Birthday : 1995.04.24
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus
Height: 180cm
Position : Rapper
Educational Background : School of Performing Arts Seoul

Appearances:

1. The Younger brother from the twins
2. Appeared as student on MBC‘s Daily Sitcom “All My Love“
3. Appeared on Sistar‘s “Push – Push” MV

No Min Woo (노민우), born July 31, 1995 (age 16), is the main dancer, lead rapper, and a vocalist of the group. He attends the School of Performing Arts Seoul.

Name : No Min Woo (노민우)
Birthday : 1995.07.31
Height : 174 cm
Educational Background : School of Performing Arts Seoul
Position: Rapper
Specialities: Acting, Hapikdo & Swimming

Appearances:

1. Appeared as student on MBC‘s Daily Sitcom “All My Love“
2. Appeared on K.Will‘s “Can’t Open Up My Lips” MV
3. KBS1′s “My Sweetheart, My Darling” (2005) *He was a minor character
4. SBS’s “Ghost Pang Pang” (2007) *Appeared as Kim Chul Doo (김철두)
5. KBS2′s “Wife and Woman” [AKA Windy City] (2008) *Appeared as Kwon Seung Il (권승일)
6. SBS’s “Amnok River Flows / Yalu River Flows” (2008) *Appeared as the adolescent stage of Mirok Li
7. Eleventh Mom (2007) (Movie)
8. Mother (2007) (Movie)

 

Source: Wikipedia

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